Hey, everyone! I wanted to share with you all my all time FAVORITE recipe to make when I am craving ridiculously unhealthy sugary snacks. Keep in mind, I wouldn't eat this daily as it is a “treat” and I try to limit these to only a couple days a week.
This treat is so incredibly easy to make.
Most people already have peanut butter, coconut oil, and salt in their pantry, which leaves only 1 ingredient left: Chocolate, the most important ingredient of them all.Related:
- 1 Cup Dark Chocolate morsels
- 1/2 cup Peanut butter (preferably all natural with no hydrogenated oil in the ingredients list).
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- Pinch of Salt (Himalayan Salt is best, even though it is not pictured here).
- Optional: blueberries or other types of fruit
Why should I eat Dark Chocolate over Milk Chocolate?:
- 4 times the amount of fiber
- 1/2 the sugar
- 5 times more iron
- 3 times more magnesium
- 1/3 of sodium
- Less cholesterol
- 4 times the caffeine (if you need a boost)
- Significantly more theobromine, which helps lower blood pressure
Why is hydrogenated oil bad for me?
Hydrogenated oil is found in so many foods. I NEVER buy foods with this ingredient due to how terrible it is for the body. This food is labeled as so dangerous for the human body, that scientists and health professionals think this food should be BANNED entirely from foods.
Hydrogenated oils contain trans fat. This means that your LDL (bad) cholesterol will increase and your HDL (good) cholesterol will decrease. This type of oil can also block the production of chemicals that assist in fighting inflammation in the body.
- Here is a meal planner that will help you keep track of your meals, calories, etc. Writing down what you eat makes a big difference.
Why should I choose Himalayan salt over regular table salt?
- Increases hydration
- Balance pH and assists in reducing acid reflux
- Prevents muscle cramping
- Aid in metabolism functioning
- Lower blood pressure
- and tons more!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: (sitting in fridge): 30 minutes
- Cooking pot to boil water and heat chocolate in
- Bowl (that can be heated over
- Stirring Spoon
- Muffin pan
- Muffin liners
- Line muffin tin with up to 8 muffin liners.
- Place a glass bowl (or any type of bowl that can be heated) on top of a pot of boiling water. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together, while continuously stirring until it appears smooth and almost liquidy. Remove from heat when completed.
- With a spoon, put 2 teaspoons of the heated chocolate at the bottom of the muffin liners. Make sure the chocolate completely covers the bottom of the muffin liner.
- With a spoon, grab about 1 tbsp of peanut butter and place it into the liners on top of the chocolate. Do so with all of the cups.
- Finish off by topping off the muffin liners with chocolate, making sure to completely cover the peanut butter so all you see is chocolate on top.
- Sprinkle the top of the peanut butter cups with salt.
- Let chill for 30 minutes.
These can last a couple weeks if stored in an airtight container! =)